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Official Announcements for the City of Alexandria: January 22 – 28, 2011

Monday, January 24 – Meeting on Proposed Commission to Serve Children and Youth
This Children and Youth Work Group invites parents, youth, youth service professionals, community leaders and interested residents to discuss the draft mission statement and proposed governance structure for the proposed Commission to Serve Children and Youth.  The Commission will advocate for the needs of children age prenatal through 21 and their families. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe Street.  For more information, visit alexandriava.gov/HumanServices or call Ron Frazier at 703.746.5967.

Thursday, January 27 - Jones Point Park Construction Community Liaison Group Meeting 
To ensure that construction activities continue with little disruption, and to provide a forum for open dialogue with the surrounding community, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), with participation of the National Park Service and City of Alexandria, has created a Community Liaison Information Group on Jones Point Park Construction. The first meeting of the liaison group is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St. For additional information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.

Friday, January 28 – City Boards, Commissions, and Committees Application Deadline
The Alexandria City Council is seeking applicants to fill the several vacancies on City of Alexandria boards, commissions and committees. Council will act on these vacancies at the February 8, 2011 City Council meeting. All applicants must complete a Personal Data Record Form and return it to the City Clerk’s Office or file the form electronically online no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, January 28, 2011. Applications received after this deadline will not be forwarded to City Council.

Coming Soon

Saturday, January 29 – Housing Master Plan Community Charrette
Residents are invited to participate in a community charrette to consider the existing supply and demand of affordable housing in the City and determine where additional affordable housing at different income levels could be located to fill the current gap in supply. Pre-registration for the event is required. For more information, contact the Office on Housing at 703.746.4990 or visit www.alexandriava.gov/HousingPlan.

Tuesday, February 8 – Community Meeting on Proposed Lighting Improvements at Hammond Middle School
The public is invited to attend a community meeting to learn about proposed field lighting at the Hammond Middle School athletic field. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Hammond Middle School, 4646 Seminary Rd. In the event of inclement weather that closes Alexandria City Public Schools, the alternate meeting date is Tuesday, February 15. For more information, contact Bob Barusefski at 703.674.1381 or e-mail bob.barusefski@kimley-horn.com.

Ongoing

Nominations for the 2011 Salute to Women Awards
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2011 Salute to Women Awards.  The awards recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to improving the lives of women and girls in Alexandria. Save the date for Monday, March 28, when the awards will be presented at the Salute to Women banquet. For more information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/Women or call Sarah Watson or Lisa Baker at 703.746.5030. 

Nominations for Naming Rooms at the Charles Houston Recreation Center
The Ad Hoc Charles Houston Recreation Center Naming Committee, established to honor individuals who made outstanding contributions to Alexandria’s African American community by dedicating recreation center rooms in their honor, seeks nominations of honorees for a second round of dedications.  In 2009, the Committee facilitated the naming of the center’s gymnasium and pool. Nominations must be received in person or postmarked by Tuesday, March 1, 2011. For more information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.

Commission for the Arts Seeking Volunteers to Serve on Resource Panels
The Alexandria Commission for the Arts is seeking volunteers with experience and interest in dance, literature, music, theatre and visual arts to serve on Resource Panels. Responsibilities include reviewing and evaluating Fiscal Year 2012 grant applications for grantees seeking funding for various arts programs. For more information, visit www.alexandriacommissionforthearts.org, www.alexandriava.gov/arts, or call the Office of the Arts at 703.746.5588.

Boards and Commissions

MONDAY, JANUARY 24

Alexandria City Council/School Board Subcommittee
The Subcommittee will hold a meeting at 5 p.m., Alliance for Leading & Learning Center, 3rd Floor, GW Middle School, 1005 Mt. Vernon Avenue. For more information, contact Jackie Henderson at 703.746.4550.

Alexandria Citizen Corps Council 
The Council will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Fire Station 204, 900 Second Street. For more information, contact Kim Purcell at 703.746.3940, ext. 231.

Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association
The Board of Governors will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5 p.m., at a location to be determined. For more information, contact Stephanie Brown at 703.746.3302.

Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission 
The Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m., Room 2000, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Bill Skrabak at 703.746.4065.

Alexandria Housing Development Corporation 
The Board of Directors will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m., 801 North Pitt Street. For more information, contact Mildrilyn Davis at 703.746.4990.

Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority 
The Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m., Ladrey Highrise, 300 Wythe Street. For more information, contact Roy Priest at 703.549.7115.

Alexandria Sister Cities Committee 
The Committee will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Sister Cities Conference Room 1102, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Rose Boyd at 703.746.4300.

Alexandria Social Services Advisory Board 
The Board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Brent Place, 375 South Reynolds Street.  For more information, contact Tresniece Perry at 703.746.5668.

Alexandria Traffic and Parking Board 
The Board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m., Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Robert Garbacz at 703.746.4025.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 25

Alexandria City Council
The Council will hold its second legislative meeting of the month at 7 p.m., Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Jackie Henderson at 703.746.4550.

Alexandria/Gyumri Sister City Committee 
The Committee will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m., Sister Cities Conference Room 1101, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Rose Boyd at 703.746.4300.

Alexandria Waterfront Committee (Rescheduled from January 18)
The Committee will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7:30 a.m., Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson Street. For more information, contact Roger Blakeley at 703.746.5495.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26

Alexandria Board of Architectural Review – Parker-Gray District 
The Board will hold its only meeting of the month at 7:30 p.m., Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Steven Milone at 703.746.4666.

Alexandria Commission for the Arts – King Street Gardens Park Foundation
The Foundation will hold a meeting at 7 p.m., Durant Community Art Center, 1605 Cameron Street.  For more information, contact Cheryl Anne Colton at 703.746.5588.

Alexandria/Arlington Four Mile Run Joint Task Force 
The Task Force will hold a meeting at 7 p.m., Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford Street, Arlington. For more information, contact Ron Kagawa at 703.746.4343.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 27

Alexandria Commission for the Arts – Arts Forum 
The Commission will hold a meeting at 12 p.m., Durant Memorial Center, 1605 Cameron Street.  For more information, contact Cheryl Anne Colton at 703.746.5565.

Alexandria School Board 
The Board will hold its second meeting of the month, including a FY 2012 Budget Public Hearing, at 7:30 p.m., School Administration Offices, Winkler Building Board Room, 2000 North Beauregard Street. For more information, contact Rosemary Webb at 703.824.6614.

Alexandria Transit Company
The Board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m., Sister Cities Conference Room 1101, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Marlene Jones at 703.746.5637.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 28

Alexandria City Council 
The Legislative Subcommittee will hold a meeting at 5 p.m., Council Workroom, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Jackie Henderson at 703.746.4550.